Sheila E. Shea, International President
Mary Ellen Brock, GFWC President
"Remember the Past to Step into the Future"
The General Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
Headquartered in a National Historic Landmark building in Washington, D.C., GFWC has a long history of philanthropy, social and political advocacy, and community leadership.
More than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
Mary E. Wolfe, State President
"Volunteer...Work From the Heart"
The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state and a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, provides opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service through participation in local clubs, enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time.
The goal of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs is to enhance the quality of life within our state and respective communities by transforming public interests and concerns into meaningful projects and programs, to afford our members opportunities for the development of individual skills, talents and abilities, and to serve as a grass roots volunteer resource in New Jersey communities.